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of congresswoman gabby giffords. gabby giffords, of course, was shot in the head by a mentally ill gunman in an assassination attempt in january 2011. today in an emotionally charged and at times contentious testimony, the most moving part of the day happen right at the very beginning with a surprise addition to the witness list as gabby giffords herself made her way down the aisle into the hearing room to deliver a short statement to the senators and the assembled media and the audience. this was a surprise today. it was clear that this was not >> okay. thank you for inviting me here today. this is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> "americans are counting on you." congresswoman gabby giffords speaking today before the senate judiciary committee. when g
. congresswoman gabby giffords showed unbelievable courage on capitol hill today. now we'll see if the cowards in congress have the character to do something about guns in this country. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> too many children are dying. we must do something. >> gabby giffords makes a surprise emotional plea, and the nra responds with nonsense. >> background checks will never be universal. >> you missed that point completely. >> tonight senator sheldon whitehouse on today's dramatic day of testimony. plus, dan gross of the brady campaign on the heroes fighting for gun safety and the villains who want to keep it the way it is. >>> the republican obsession with european austerity. kneecap the nation's economy. david cay johnston on today's troubling gdp report. >>> bobby jindal breaks his own rule. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. >> find out how the poor in his state are about to start suffering on friday. >>> and brand-new polling proves again that we're living in a center-left country. tonight i'll tell you why it's up to one person to keep it that way. good
arizona congresswoman gabby giffords was greeted warmly by the senators and their staff as she came with her astronaut husband. this is what she said. >> speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> john: the tucson shooting where gabby giffords was shot in the head did not lead to gun control hearings, the massacre shooting in connecticut did. senator grassley does not want that tragedy to risk any new gun laws. >> the deaths in new town should not be used to put forward every gun control measure that has been used for 20 years. >> john: because the last thing you want the government to do is to pass laws to keep it from happening again. instead, grassley wants to focus on mental health, mass killer video games, and decline of civility in american life in an effort to combat gun violence. that would be fine with another star witness nra president wayne lapierre.
. kelly is the husband of former congresswoman gabby giffords who survived an assassination attempt. coming up why kelly is saying this is not about the second amendment. >>> bp has been ordered to pay $4 billion in criminal fines and penalties for the 2010 gulf oil spill. a federal judge in new orleans approved the plea deal yesterday. it's the largest criminal penalty in u.s. history. the company faces billions of dollars more in civil penalties. >>> the state of california is expected to fine chevron today for the richmond refinery explosion last august. that fire sent heavy smoke in the air. making some 15,000 people sick. cal osha oversees -- show on paid $10 million so far. the company hopes to return the refinery up to speed by march. >>> time now 5:04. new this morning in less than two months from right now, toll takers on the golden gate bridge will be replaced. ktvu claudine wong is at the golden gate bridge toll plaza right now where a new automated is is being tested today. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: that is right, dave, good morning. testing is under way right
: very interesting. mark kelly and gabby giffords, his wife, they are both gun owners. kelly told me he considered joining the nra but he never got around to it. he also told me that when it comes to his testimony here, he's going to be sitting at one side of the witness table, wayne lapierre of the nra at the other. he hopes that they can have a conversation that can really start to do something. two staunch supporters of the second amendment, two very different views on guns. >> they're god-given freedoms. they belong to us. in the united states of america, as our birthright. no government gave them to us and no government can ever take them away. >> i defended the second amendment flying in combat over iraq and kuwait. you know, defending our country. gabby owns a gun, i own a gun, this really isn't only about the second amendment. >> reporter: these will be the star witnesses at congress's first hearing on guns since newtown. mark kelly, husband of former congresswoman gabby giffords who survived a gunshot through the head, six people died in the attack. the couple are gun owners th
powerful on the floor when gabby giffords. you said there is preparation that takes place behind the scenes. this is something you can talk to no one else can. what does it take for her to get out there? what preparation is involved? >> for example, gabby had an opportunity to give her first speech about six weeks ago now to an organization of speech pathologists and professionals. it was a five-sentence speech. she had to memorize it. she was able to deliver it. she practiced it for me when i saw her in washington. she did a fantastic job. today you can see she knew it well enough to recite it and was also reading it for guidance. for her to get to that moment it takes a tremendous amount of rehearsal and practice. gabby has the courage. you can clearly see the resolve. i think it's really important to note. she's not just reading that statement in a rote way. you could hear the emotion and the power behind the statement she was making because she feels strongly about this. we have to make sure we deal with reducing gun violence in a responsible way. >> one thing dana mentioned was after t
fuego fernando pizarro nos tiene los detalles... la ex congresista de arizona gabby giffords urgio al congreso a actuar para terminar con la violencia con armas de fuego. reconociendo que hablar le era dificil,di le pidio al congreso ser valiente. "muchos ninos estan muriendo. demasiados ninos. debemos hacer algo. y el momento es ahora. mientras ella y su marido, el astronauta mark kelly, se consolidan como los nuevos simbolos de la lucha por el control de armas, otro incidente con armas de fuego sacudia a phoenix, arizona. la audiencia la presenciaron activistas que exigen que el congreso haga algo. es muy emocional, porque son nuestros hijos, los hijos de las madres de connecticut, somos como yo, madres, simplemente madres. el senador republicano de arizona jeff flake, amigo de la ex congresista giffords, estuvo en la audiencia, y quiere que existan mas chequeos de historial criminal, pero cree que sera dificil aprobar medidas mas amplias.creo que si tratan de empaquetar todo en 1 gran proyeto, probablemente no, pero si alguien se enfoca en algo especifico para alejar las armas de l
but the hearing took a more even dramatic turn when former congresswoman gabby giffords was there. giffords led off with a statement that lasted about one minute. >> speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> giffords resigned from congress last january, one year after she was shot in theead at a public outreach meeting in tucson. she and her husband retired astronaut mark kelly have formed a political action group aimed at strengthening gun laws. >>> on to the big story this morning. traffic is still a mess thanks to a major crash on the beltway early this morning. this was from about 90 minutes ago. you can see cars slowly getting by on route 50 in lanham. it involved a fire truck and an suv and sent people to the hospital. melissa malloy is live from the scene. what you can tell us? >> reporter: good morning, we're on the eighth hour of this massive cleanup. take a look behind me. you can see the inner loop sheer so snarled, people just coming through. the accident has been
's jennifer davis has more now. >> you must act. >> reporter: former congresswoman gabby giffords makes an emotional appeal for tougher gun laws. speaking haltingly two years after she was shot in the head during an assassination attempt that killed six. >> too many children are dieing. too many children. >> reporter: giffords made her dramatic surprise appearance at congress's first hearing on gun controlness is the newtown massacre. the white house and many democrats are pushing ifer re- enstating the assault weapon's game limiting the ammunition magazines to 10 rounds and mandating universal background checks to close the so-called gun show loophole. >> the best way to stop a bad guy from getting the gun in the first place is a good background check. >> reporter: the head of the nra said more school security and mental health resources are what is really needed, adding his group opposes expanding background check. >> law abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violent or deranged criminals. >> reporter: this clearly highlighted vastly different and emotional views on
. the hearing began with a very very dramatic moment when former congress woman gabby giffords came inest forted by the chairman, chuck grassley, and her husband, mark kelly. she was asked to give the very first words at the hearing before anybody else spoke. she did so only 72 words, very moving powerful and halting speech, because she still has a long way to go with her recovery. >> violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> bill: it was all carefully laid out. she had obviously rehearsed it and it really does sound like a first grader right? reading aloud in the class. >> yeah, she had to relearn how to speak. >> bill: she looked these senator right in the eye and said, you know look we need you. >> you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> bill: seventy-two words every one counted for sure. then the chairman opened with his statement calling on everybody to be open-minded. try to come to some solution the high road, patrick leahy took, and then chuck grassley got up and he lit in
shooting in newtown, connecticut. something dramatic just happened. former congresswoman gabby giffords shock at the hearing -- smoke a the hearing calling for -- spoke at the hearing calling for lawmakers to do something. kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom. >> reporter: hi, dave. gabrielle giffords just spoke. it was very brief. we're gonna take a look at the hearing. gab -- gabrielle giffords stepped away from her my my row phone. five people are scheduled to testifying including mark kelly. giffords and kelly have been pushing for tighter gun control and they are getting help from dianne feinstein. also testifying today, wayne la pierre. he wants lawmakers to stop pushing law restrictions and deal with the mental health and school issues. gun owners fear their second amendment rights could be violated. we'll continue listening in on this hearing. we'll have testimony for you when i see you next hour. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> later this morning, two conservative action groups are holding a news conference right outside of senator dianne feinstein's
ideas? last night after doing gabby giffords speech, he's from tennessee, i'm a huge fan of his. >> glen reynolds. >> glen reynolds said ask the question about the courage that gabby giffords is asking to be shown. glen said ask that question of democrats in red states that are running in 2014? are they going to have a political courage to do what gabby giffords thinks is the right thing on background checks, on high-capacity magazines, on assault weapons? >> i think it is unlikely that the congress will pass a ban on assault weapons. >> what about these democrats? how hard is it for the moderate democrats? >> speaking specifically of those democrats. i think they will have a hard time voting for a ban on assault weapons. i think willie's point about the background checks and the almost universal support makes it a much easier argument to pass. and two -- >> what about the high-capacity magazines? >> then on these big magazines, i think there's an agreement, a compromise, to be made for those who want to shoot and use those magazines at shooting clubs and while some may hunt with that, k
in one room addressing one of the biggest issues today. joining me now, a good friend of gabby giffords. welcome to you both. debby, a very, very powerful moment. not just gabby, what she said, carried huge resonance. a call to washington's politicians. this is the time you must act. what was your reaction watching your good friend? >> well, it was pride and you know my heart was full. she spoke with conviction and she was resolute and determined to use the ability that she has in her strong and clear voice. even with the bravity with her voice. the moral issue to do this for the children. >> this is a clip from today. >> we must do something. it will be hard but the time is now. you must act be bold, be courageous americans are counting on you. >> it really was incredibleably in pressive and effective and she made the point that she can't really speak that well and it reminded everyone of the hideous injury she sustained. both her and marketly are gun owners and they used to fire at an nra range. they believe that enough is enough. how do you see this playing out? is there a chaps of s
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and high-capacity clips. the same kind of pain and frustration drove gabby giffords and mark kelly back to capitol hill wednesday. would years after the tucson mass shooting that nearly took her life and did take much of her eyesight and ability to speak. >> we must do something. >> reporter: working from her speech therapist's handin notes, she delivered her message. >> you must act. be bold, be courageous. >> reporter: but a different message from the head of the national rifle association. wayne lapierre who rejected democrats' proposal to expand background checks to gun shows and private sales. >> we have to get into the real world what works and doesn't work. my problem with background checks is that you are never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks. >> that was kelly o'donnell reporting. this was the first gun related hearing since the tragedy in newtown. other hearings are scheduled for the coming weeks and months. >>> virginia governor mcdonnell's transportation plan faces another test today. the senate finance committee will discuss his proposal. th
refer to at a hearing on gun control. former congress woman gabby giffords made a surprise appearance. called for more school security and mental health resources to curb gun violence. giffords spoke and is still recovering from being shot in the head in arizona two years ago. >> a tough confirmation fight is set to happen on capitol hill this morning. president obama named a former republican senator to be his next secretary of defense. chuck hagel is only supported by democrats. not a single republican is endorsing him. his hearing starts in 20 minutes. expected to get a grilling on his positions in iran, israel and cutting the defense budget. >>> also happening a vote on raising the nation's debt sealing so the government can borrow hundreds of thousands of dollars. the no budget no pay bill. it withholds the pay of any law maker who does not vote on a budget by mid april. >> all right. ahead this hour, a wager on sunday's big game. >> plus, an extra $400 million can be put to good use. that's according to counsel member. >> major cuts could be coming to the defense department. joi
congresswoman gabby giffords on gun control. giffords spoke for just one minute on the issue and said too many children are dying and now is the time to pass gun legislation. wayne lapierre the nra vice president says the government should not dictate what people can lawfully own. >>> police in arizona are searching for the gunman who shot up an office building and killed one person. police say the 70-year-old suspect got into an argument with some people in that phoenix building when he pulled out the gun and started shooting. two other people were also critically hurt. >>> a top ranking democratic senator is being questioned about trips he took to the dominican republic. this week, federal agents removed dozens of boxes from the office of a prominent florida eye doctor, whose trips with senator robert menendez prompted an ethics complaint and the senator recently wrote a $58,000 check for two flights to the company owned by that doctor after questions arose about the trips. >>> a squatter who took up residence inside a multi-million dollar florida mansion must now get out. the eviction paper
violence. gabby gifford's husband, mark kelly, is also expected to testify at the hearing. >>> in trenton, new jersey, authorities are touting the haul of weapons now off the streets thanks to a gun buyback program, bringing in 2600 hand guns. someone even hurn r turned in a rocket launcher. the state paid out $324,000 for the weapons, no questions asked. >>> a federal court is upholding san francisco's new nudity ban, so keep it under wraps. a judge ruled the ordinance does not violate first amendment rights. activists argued the right to strip down is a freedom of expression. the ban covers public areas across san francisco and goes into effect friday. >>> a mowmento from mickey mantdle's baseball career. just 536 so-called career rings were made. one for each of his home runs. the one in question belonged to his youngest son and it was stolen from his home in texas in 2007 and resurfaced at a pawnshop. an appraiser figured it was stolen. they followed a trail to a guy already in custody. >> that ring is going to go back to mickey's son, dan. >> as it should. >> they have agreed not to
the attempted assassination of gabby gifford. then it begins with the tips lock the doors take cover use heavy furniture to block doors and then there's this. >> if you are caught out in the open and cannot conceal yourself or take cover you might consider trying to over power the shooter with whatever means are available. >> cement experts say you grab scissors common stuff. they don't tell people stuff they don't know. the president of the independent firearm's association says better option during active shooter situations is to have a legal firearm. remember the last time they came out with an active shooter guidelines it was for dhs employees all of them including armed agents they told them all to run and hide. the agents responded by saying i think it's a better idea if we come in contact with an active shooter we pull out our guns and engage that shooter. this is the second time dhs has tried to do this. it's heapart of president obama gun safety issue. >> the experts of the navy seal said one tool you could use if you didn't have a gun he had the flashlight. i ordered it. you temporar
as prosecution and conviction. >> former congresswoman gabby giffords will make some remarks before this senate hearing. are you optimistic at all that congress could do anything? >> i'm not optimistic about this congress in any way, shape or form but i think there is a momentum to at least take some incremental steps and in the issue of gun violence or the depth of the cause by it, incremental steps help because they save lives, if we could have kept the assault weapon out of the hands of the young man in the newtown school shootings, those 26 lives would have been saved by just keeping it out of his hands so i'm a great cleaver in believer in incremental steps. it's been done in new york and boston and l.a. >> wayne lapierre says congress won't pass any new gun control measures. is he wrong? >> i think he's wrong this time out. i think that the increase in background checks will probably go through. i think there's some potential for the limiting the number of ammunition clips that hold excessive rounds certainly the mental health issues and some of the schoo
congress not to blame law-abiding gun owners for the recent shooootings. while mark kelly and gabby giffords are expected to push for universal back ground checks and limits on high capacity magazines. >>> in medical news, you may want to ask you boss for an earlier lunch hour. people on a diet who eat lunch early end up losing more weight than those that eat late in the afternoon. the body processes sugar differently te pending on time of day. >>> and finally, wow, the definition of american heroism. form eer soldier brendan marroc made a point of wheeling himself sp a press conference on tuesday. he was using transplanted arms. he lost his arms and legs in 2009. that has not stopped him. >> not having arms takes so much away from you. even your personality. i have oversome so much in the last four years. i really, honestly, wasn't worried about the risks. >> he says he feels like he's getting a second chance at life. he cannot wait to swim again. it might take two to three years to fully use his arms. another chance for us to thank each and every one of the servicemen and women pr
's shooting massacre in newtown. gabby giffords was a surprise witness. still recovering two years after being shot in the head in another shooting attack called on congress to quote act now. >> speaking is difficult. but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. >> the white house is pushing to reinstate a ban on assault weapons. limit ammo clips and want universal background checks. >> president obama's choice to get a grilling from senators this morning. chuck hagel is a former republican senator. but no republican is supporting his nomination. and only democrats are defending his record on iran and israel. the hearings are due to start at 9:30. >> new this morning, a reminder to drivers in the district starting today, you will get a $100 ticket for crossing into the bike lanes on pennsylvania avenue. mayor greyish ued the emergency order months ago making u turns illegal in an effort to cut down on accidents. police had only given out warnings. >> a warning to metro riders from transit police. protect your electronics. 31 devices were snatch
. the same kind of pain and frustration drove gabby giffords and husband, mark kelly, back to capitol hill wednesday two years after the shooting that nearly took her life and did take much of her eyesight and ability to spea speak. >> we must do something. >> reporter: working from her speech therapists handwritten notes, giffords pushed herself to deliver her handwritten message. >> you must act. be bold, be courageous. >> reporter: but a different message from the head of the national rifle association. wayne lapierre who rejected democrats proposal to inject background checks at gun shows and gun sales. >> we have to look at what works and never works. my problem with background checks, you will never get criminals to go through universal background checks. >> that was the first hearing related to guns since newtown. others are planned like mental health issues and dealing with violence in video games. senate democrats will have to lead the charge on this and say they expect to have some kind of bill written to get it going over the next month. >> kelly o'donnell in washington, what i'
difficult than immigration. but on wednesday, an impassioned gabby giffords helped him make the case. speaking for the first time since a bullet shattered her skull two years ago. >> it will be hard. but the time is now. you must act. >> reporter: also testifying was the nra's wayne lapierre, who argued against new gun laws, including requiring background checks for all gun purchases. >> my problem with background checks is you're never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks. >> the president has not met with republicans like marco rubio to talk about his immigration plan. but he said in another interview, quote, i'm happy to meet with anybody, anytime, anywhere, to make sure this happens. >> jon karl, thanks very much. >>> let's go to josh elliott, for the other top stories. things heating up in the middle east. >> there's serious escalation in an already tense region. this morning, israel's military on high alert, after launching an air strike in syria. to the militant group hezbollah in lebanon. the attack appears to confirm fears that the chaotic civil w
from the husband of gabby giffords. he supports more security and enforcing existing gun laws. not the president's gun control proposals. >> more changes coming to president obama's cabinet. senator john kerry was overwhelmingly confirmed to replace hillary clinton. the vote was 94-3. three republicans opposing his confirmation. the state department is planning a welcome ceremony on monday morning. >> president obama lays out his plan for immigration reform. but could be on a collision course with congress. >> still ahead, we'll sit down with our team of political experts and find out some of the reasons why. >> plus, the most extensive and complicated arm transplant surgery in history. more from the war hero who received a new grasp on life. grasp on life. >> but first, media day at the super dome. dave ross joins us live with reaction from ray lewis. >> as we head to the break, here's another live look outside of that accident. the latest weather from tucker. traffic from julie in just a moments. 10 minutes after 7:00. we'll be right back. some things won't last 25 years. ah
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